Congratulations to all the Greystones AC athletes who competed in the East Leinster schools last week. Great results from : Seniors Niamh Kearney 1st 800m & 1500m, Caoimhe Basquille 1st HJ & 100m Hurdles, Laura Boylan 1st 400mH and 2nd 100mH, Ellie Hartnett 1st 3000m, Ferdia Kenny 2nd 200m, Jack Commons 2nd hammer. Intermediates: Claire Foley 1st 100m & 200m, Aisling Moore 1st HJ, Claire Fox 2nd 1500m & 3rd 800m, Amy Howard 5th 800m. Minors: Conor Dempsey 1st LJ, Rosa Kirwan 3rd HJ & 4th 500m.
Congrats also to our training buddies from Parnell Jamie Cullen 1st in the mile (U16), Amaris Borell 2nd 80mH & 3rd 100m (J), Clara Byrne 2nd 200m (S), Katy Conroy 3rd 800m (J) & Aoife Conroy 4th 800m (I).
We wish them luck at the Leinsters!
Don’t forget the Fit4Life 1 mile challenge, which will be held on the track on this Wed 20th Apr starting at 7.30pm. Check-in from 7pm. Anyone can come along and run a timed mile, with one starting every 15 mins. Cost is €5 with prizes for the top 3 at Jun, Sen, O35, O40, O45, O50.
The Wicklow County Championships will be held on Sat/Sun 7th/8th May. As this is one of our biggest events of the year we will expect to see everyone make a huge effort to be there. This is open to all registered athletes from U8 to over 80.
The club will be holding our annual fund-raising 5K race on Sun 1st May at 12 o’clock. This year the race is open to men as well as women and we will be adding a childrens race as well. Check-in, results, refreshments etc will be done from Shoreline Leisure centre. We would hope that as many as possible will take part and that you will all encourage family members to come along and take part as well. You can run, jog, walk or even push a buggy…….. just come along and support us. Medal & T-shirt to all finishers, refreshments afterwards and lots of Spotprizes!
If you can’t run or walk the course, then please come along and give a hand on the day. We will need lots of marshals, help with the teas and a host of other jobs. Please text your name to Theresa (0868635797) if you can help in any way.
Cakes, sandwiches, biscuits etc. will be needed on the day and all donations will be very welcome!
The club shop will be open on the 1st Tues of each month in the room behind the reception area at the track. It will be open from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm approx. We have singlets, shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tracksuit bottoms and rain gear in most sizes. We have a couple of pairs of second hand spikes in stock also and one new pair. Next shop day will be Tues 3rd May. This is your last chance to get singlets, shorts or T-shirts before the championships
The 2011 registration cards have arrived. The club usually holds on to these for safe keeping, but this year the card entitles the holder to a 10% discount on purchases at Woodie’s, so we will be giving them to the athletes at training. You will need to keep this card safely as it may be required during the year. If you only paid your registration very recently, your card may not have arrived yet.
In conjunction with Shoreline Sports park, we will be starting a new “Little Athletics” programme for 5-6yr olds on Tues evenings from 5-6pm. Places will be limited, so get names down asap. Athletes will be register with Greystones AC and can move on to the normal club times on their 7th birthday.
The Fit4Life programme for adults continues on Mon/Wed evenings at 8.30pm and on Wed/Fri mornings at 10am. This programme is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is a great way to enjoy getting fit and meet some new people.
Training as normal over Easter except for Good Friday, as the track is closed for the Bank Holiday.
SPECIAL COACHING SESSION
Our Club is very lucky to have a large number of National and International athletes on our books. Several of these athletes have agreed to give up their time on Good Friday 22nd April to pass on some of their expertise to their younger club mates. We have arranged use of the track from 11.30am to 2pm and a special coaching session will take place for athletes from 11 to 14 yrs old. (Born 1997 to 2000).
To allow athletes get the very best from this event, places will be limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please fill in the form below and return asap with €5 to help cover costs for the day. Please mark choices in order of preference. We will do our best to give you your preferred events, but this may not be possible if too many apply for the same events.
Events covered are: Sprints (blocks & drills mostly), hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin, discus, shot putt
This is a great chance for athletes to develope their skills or perhaps try something new!
Please see document on website for return